University Publications Win Regional Awards

Holy Family University has won three 2013 CUPPIE Awards for Creative Excellence in Marketing and Communications in Education from CUPRAP, the Association for Communicators in Education, a professional organization with 100 member institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The new undergraduate viewbook "Perform with Purpose" and the Holy Family Magazine feature "Learning by Doing" earned silver awards. An advertisement for charitable giving to the University called "Loaves + Fishes" won a bronze.

Students to Build Homes on Spring Break

Students from Holy Family University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will build and renovate houses in New Mexico during Alternative Spring Break this year March 4 through 8.

This year, 27 students and three chaperones will split into two groups and work in separate destinations as part of the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge. They will fly to Albuquerque, NM, and then drive to Taos. Fifty students applied for the trip. From that number, 27 were chosen based on their academic standing, essay, and interview.

Five Faculty Members Win Ray Taylor Award

Five faculty members received competitive grants to conduct scholarly research at Holy Family University. University President Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, PhD, announced the winners of the 2013 Ray L. Taylor Memorial Awards at an all-campus gathering on Monday, January 28.

The Taylor awards will support faculty projects from a range of disciplines—nursing, business, and education. The grants offset the cost of travel, equipment, professional services, or other costs associated with their scholarly research.

Assistant Professor of Nursing Presents at Conference

Assistant Professor of Nursing Boas Yu, EdD, presented “The Effect of Meditation on Power and Well-being” at the 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference in San Francisco.

Dr. Yu also presented at the 2012 Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Forum. That presentation was titled “Transforming Leadership to Achieve a Culture of Oneness.”

“Geometrics and Reflections” On Display in Art Gallery

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Geometrics and Reflections,” an exhibition of paintings by Allan Gorman. The exhibit opens on Tuesday, February 5, and runs through February 26. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Tuesday, February 12, from 6-8 pm.

"Faces of Motherhood" On Display in Art Gallery

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Faces of Motherhood,” an exhibition of paintings by Sarah Nguyen. The exhibit opens on Friday, January 11, and runs through January 30. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Tuesday, January 22, from 6-8 pm.

"Surface Studies" on Display in Art Gallery

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Surface Studies,” an exhibition of paintings by Jill Grimes. The exhibit opens on Tuesday, December 4, and runs through January 8. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Thursday, December 6, from 7-9 pm. 

Holy Family to Host Career Prep Workshop 

A new career preparation workshop offering information and coaching for both federal and private-sector employment will be offered by Holy Family University. The session, which is open to the public, will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m., in Room 115 of the Campus Center, 9801 Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. 

The workshop is expected to last three-and-a-half hours and will be presented jointly through the Career Services Office at Holy Family and certified career counselors at The fee for the general public is $60. Holy Family University alumni may attend the session free of charge. 

Thousands of government jobs are posted on on a daily basis representing more than 35,000 job titles. Federal jobs on average pay more than state and local government jobs and offer liberal sick leave, good benefits, and tuition reimbursement. However, applicants must know how to properly prepare their application materials to receive full consideration for federal posts. While private-sector skills and experience can be transferable to federal jobs, the process is not the same as applying to the for-profit and non-profit sectors. 

The workshop also includes information on securing private sector employment since prior steady employment is important in the pursuit of any federal job. In addition, the timetable for obtaining federal employment is typically longer. 

Prior registration for a workshop is required by calling 267-341-3224 or emailing Holy Family Career Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Seating will be limited. 

Art Gallery Features "Food" Exhibit 

The Holy Family University Art Gallery will feature the paintings and prints of artist Lauren Schiler from November 2–28 in an exhibit entitled “Food: Memories, Associations and Rituals.” 

The imagery in Schiller’s prints and paintings is drawn from food-related memories, associations and rituals. Depictions of food are cross-referenced with people, places and events. Themes include food and morality and food and identity. A number of Schiller’s traditional and photo intaglio prints are also included in the exhibition. 

Schiller is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Seton Hall University, where she teaches painting, drawing, and printmaking. She has exhibited her work in exhibitions at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ; Artspace in Raleigh, NC; and the Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY. Her paintings have been included in group shows at the Adam Baumgold, the Allan Stone, and the Bowery galleries in New York City. 

An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, November 13, from 7–9 pm. The University Art Gallery is located on the Lower Level of the Education & Technology Center on the University’s Northeast Philadelphia campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public.